Leaders Are Readers

How I Did It

Leadership is the art of the impossible.


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Have you ever doubled donations? Do you remember how you felt when you rescued the reputation of your organization?  If you are a successful leader, you might still wake up at night as you remember those pivotal tests of your career. 

How did you feel the night before you took your organization in a radical new direction, or what did it take to turn warring groups into a productive team?

Leaders need to manage complicated change, if you have ever been stumped and wondered “how in the world did they do that?” this event is for you.

“How I did it” is an entertaining event where four established community leaders will tell firsthand accounts of how they overcame their most perplexing problems.  You will gain transferable principles, insights or steps on how other leaders were able to solve their insoluble problems and connect with leaders who are willing to share from their experience.

All good leaders will learn from their mistakes, it is only the best leaders who learn from the mistakes of others. Join our leaders and listen in on their insider secrets as they share, “How I did it.”



Victoria Event Centre

Nov 28, 2019

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Workshop: Leading in the Midst of Constant Change

Is your organization going through a transformation and your employees are struggling to adapt? Do you have a smaller project that has encountered pushback from your team? Are you planning a new direction for your company and know the importance that paying attention to people will make?

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Local Artist Inspires at Community Leadership Development Program Orientation

The 2019-2020 Community Leadership Development Program is heading toward an amazing start.  On Thursday September 12th Leadership Victoria hosted the program orientation with an inspiring keynote from local artist Carey Newman at the Songhees Wellness Center.  

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Massively Human Leadership





Leadership Victoria would like to send out a MASSIVE thank you to Massively Human Leadership!

Each year, leaders from local not-for-profit organizations apply to the Community Leadership Development Program and require financial assistance to participate. Supporters, like Kathleen Seeley at Massively Human Leadership understand the value of leadership development for NFP leaders and provide bursary sponsorship to allow those leaders to overcome the financial barrier that exists in the NFP sector.

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2019-2020 Leadership Coaches Required

Team Coaches Needed for our Community Leadership Development Program

The Community Leadership Development Program is an intensive program designed to develop Community Leaders.  It is a mix of online, classroom and experiential learning models.  

A cohort of 25-30 learners receive facilitated learning of key leadership competencies.  The cohort is divided into smaller teams of 5-6 people with each team supported by 1-2 Team Coaches.  These coaches support the teams and the individuals throughout the learning cycle.  Each team is assigned a real-life community action projects that will create outcomes and impact to our local communities.

This year we are partnering with a local community organization to create Thriving Children and Families. The time commitment is 6 learning days (Saturdays) and 1-2 hours/week.

We are recruiting 4-5 experienced coaches to join our volunteer team coaches. Orientation is provided.

Apply by clicking the link provided. 

Deadline: August 15th.

We will be in touch with you as soon as we can after receiving your application. For more information please contact the Program Manager at programmanager@leadershipvictoria.ca.

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Leadershift: Uncover Your Purpose

On June 12th, I had the pleasure of sharing our space with 17 engaged leaders, taking a deep dive into our personal values, and the collective values of our teams.  I believe values to be the words we use to describe our deeply held beliefs.  The beliefs that, at our core bring us joy, and sorrow, excitement and aggravation.  

Our day started by sharing our attitude of gratitude.  I like to start my workshops this way, as it brings such a positive vibe to the learning we are about to embrace. 


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2019 VCLAs

Thank you all for your attendance at the sold out 2019 Victoria Community Leadership Awards. Our 15th annual celebration was an incredible opportunity to stop and highlight the wide range of community leaders that make Victoria the special place it is.

Particular thanks to Her Honour Lt Governor Janet Austin for her continued patronage of the VCLA awards and for generously opening her home for our winners, sponsors, family, friends and guests.


Our Video from the evening

Video courtesy of Spartan Media Group

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VCLAs 2019 on CHEK news


In preparation for the 2019 VCLAs we held a private pre-reception at the Swans Penthouse Apartment on April 17.  This was a great moment for us to gather with our winners, selection committee and sponsors.  We were able to capture some great photos and videos of our outstanding award winners in preparation for the big event at Government House on May 23. 

Special thanks to CHEK tv for the story they shared on the 5 pm news tonight during their Vital People section. Check it out at the following link (you may wish to skip to the 32:58 mark of the episode to see our feature.)

We are grateful to media sponsors such as CHEK news in our community; sharing our local stories with local influencers.


Here is the write up from CHEK news.


2019 Program Graduation

Since 2001, Leadership Victoria has been driving the development of local leaders in Victoria.  Each year, a cohort of dedicated leaders get together to grow as leaders and create meaningful change in our community through their community action projects.

This year, our cohort worked with our community partner Our Place Society to create opportunities for stable supported housing in the Greater Victoria area.  Please join us to celebrate their completion of the program and hear their recommendations for our community. 

Please RSVP at the attached link. 

2018-2019 Graduation RSVP


When:  Thursday March 21st, 2019

Time:  Light appetizers and a cash bar, with a meet and mingle starting 6:00 PM.  Presentations will start at 6:30. 

Where:  At the Gorge Vale Golf Course, Craigflower Road Victoria BC